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9781588346094

Southern Storm

The Tragedy of Flight 242 Author: Chittu, Samme Code: 51098 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: SMITHSONIAN BOOKS Published date: 15/04/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2018

On the afternoon of April 4, 1977, Georgia housewife Sadie Burkhalter Hurst looked out her front door to see a frantic stranger running toward her, his clothes ablaze, and behind him the mangled fuselage of a passenger plane that had just crashed in her yard. The plane, a Southern Airways DC-9-31, had been carrying eighty-one passengers and ......

9781472828279

No Ordinary Pilot

One young man's extraordinary exploits in World War II Author: Campbell-Jones, Suzanne Code: 50937 Price: AU $36.02 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 20/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018
After a lifetime in the RAF, Group Captain Bob Allen, finally allowed his children and grandchildren to see his official flying log. It contained the line: 'KILLED WHILST ON OPERATIONS'. He refused to answer any further questions, leaving instead a memoir of his life during World War II. Joining up aged 19, within six months he was in No.1 ......
9781510705135

High Fliers

Airmen of Achievement in Wartime Author: Kaplan, Philip Code: 50952 Price: AU $43.41 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: SKYHORSE US Published date: 06/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018
Profiles of the greatest pilots of World War II
9781683505211

Life Inside the Dead Man's Curve

The Chronicles of a Public-Safety Helicopter Pilot Author: McDonald, Kevin (University of Melbourne) Code: 50978 Price: AU $28.88 Format: Paperback / 350 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 20/02/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2018

Travis County STAR Flight, in Austin, Texas, is recognized as one of the premier public-safety helicopter programs in the United States. Life Inside the Dead Mans Curve is a firsthand account of the tragedy and triumph witnessed by STAR Flight crews as they respond to a myriad of emergencies, everything from traumatic injuries to rescues--and ......

9780750983662

A Passion for Speed

The Daring Life of Mildred, The Honourable Mrs Victor Bruce Author: Smiddy, Paul Code: 50902 Price: AU $28.43 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/09/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This is the story of a charismatic woman who defied the conventions of her time, and loved living life in the fast lane.
9781781555842

Time Flies

Reflections of a Fighter Pilot Author: Hamilton, David Code: 48648 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Time Flies: Reflections of a Fighter Pilot' retells the exploits of David Hamilton's thirty years of service in the Royal Air Force. He had a wide and varied career; flying Lightnings to defend UK airspace, operating from HMS Ark Royal in F-4 Phantoms, and defending the Inner German Border from RAF Wildenwrath. In the UK MoD he was a staff officer ......
9781781555859

Fairey Battle

A Reassessment of its RAF Career Author: Baughen, Greg Code: 48649 Price: AU $47.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The Fairey Battle is best known for being one of the worst aircraft ever to serve in the Royal Air Force. On operations, it suffered the highest loss rate of any plane in the RAF's history, and the missions flown by its brave crews became a byword for hopelessness and futility. Born out of muddled thinking, condemned before it even reached the ......
9781781555910

Night Hawk

Flight Lieutenant Karl Kuttelwascher DFC and Bar, the Raf's GreatestNight Intruder Ace Author: Darlington, Roger Code: 49076 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 05/07/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Karel Kuttelwascher may have had a German surname, but he was a Czech who became the scourge of the Luftwaffe bombers operating from France and the Low Countries in 1942. Flying with the RAF's legendary No. 1 Squadron, his destruction of fifteen aircraft in only three months earned him the DFC twice in a mere forty-two days, and made him the RAF's ......
9780062644039

The Flight

Charles Lindbergh's Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing Author: Hampton, Dan Code: 47984 Price: AU $45.56 Format: Paperback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 01/06/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Written by "one of the most decorated pilots in Air Force history" (New York Post ), a gripping and inspiring "in-the-cockpit" account of Charles Lindbergh's death-defying nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in the Spirit of St. Louis --an achievement that brought the world to a halt in May 1927 and made Lindbergh the most celebrated man of ......
9780295741444

Propeller Under the Bed

A Personal History of Homebuilt Aircraft Author: Bjorkman, Eileen A. Code: 48011 Price: AU $47.06 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS Published date: 28/04/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
On July 25, 2010, Arnold Ebneter flew across the country in a plane he designed and built himself, setting an aviation world record for aircraft of its class. He was eighty-two at the time and the flight represented the culmination of a dream hed cultivated since his childhood in the 1930s. Eileen Bjorkman herself a pilot and aeronautical ......
9781473891531

Coming Down in the Drink

The Survival of Bomber Pilot Goldfish, John Brennan DFC Author: Feast, Sean Code: 47203 Price: AU $39.98 Format: Hardback / 190 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The story of Flight Lieutenant John Brennan DFC, one of the last surviving members of the famed Goldfish Club to have seen service during the Second World War.
9781612004747

Bailout Over Normandy

A Flyboy's Adventures with the French Resistance and Other Escapades in Author: Fahrenwald, Ted Code: 47399 Price: AU $31.35 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 09/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The remarkable, swashbuckling memoir of a U.S. fighter pilot who bailed out of his burning P-51 Mustang two days after D-Day, joined up with local maquis resistance fighters, before trying to cross Normandy to reach the Allied armies. He was caught by the Wehrmacht but survived interrogation and later escaped.
9781780226651

Trenchard: Father of the Royal Air Force

The Biography Author: Miller, Russell Code: 47425 Price: AU $19.98 Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON Published date: 09/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The definitive biography of the father of the Royal Air Force.
9781472124173

I Had to Survive

How a Plane Crash in the Andes Helped Me to Save Lives Author: Canessa, Dr. Roberto Code: 47228 Price: AU $17.98 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 02/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world's leading paediatric cardiologists.
9781473875326

Vickers VC10: An Icon of the Air

Boac, Boeing and a Jet Age Battle Author: Cole, Lance Code: 47235 Price: AU $50.00 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 02/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A new book charting the design and service history of the VC10 airliner, set within the wider commercial and political history of British airlines during the post-WWII period.
9781473866843

Camel Combat Ace

The Great War Flying Career of Edwin Swale CBE OBE DFC Author: Marsden, Barry M. Code: 47232 Price: AU $39.98 Format: Hardback / 100 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
An enthralling biography of an overlooked Great War hero.
9781612004402

Three in Thirteen

The Story of a Mosquito Night Fighter Ace Author: Coughlin, Geoff Code: 47400 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 28/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
The story of Joe Singleton, a Mosquito night fighter pilot in World War II, who shot down three German Junkers planes over Hull in 1944. Traces his journey from beginner to celebrated expert, and the early days of radar technology with which he learned to excel.
9780750970334

Avro

The History of an Aircraft Company in Photographs Author: Holmes, Harry Code: 47275 Price: AU $39.98 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 02/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The story of A.V. Roe and Company Ltd (Avro) begins in the very earliest years of aviation, only a few years after man's first powered flight. Alliot Verdon Roe was one of Britain's pioneer aviators and in 1910 he founded the company that bears his name. Famous for well-designed, reliable aeroplanes, Avro's greatest achievements were two bombers, ......
9781473895409

Bader's Last Fight

An in-Depth Investigation of a Great WWII Mystery Author: Saunders, Andy Code: 47207 Price: AU $39.98 Format: Paperback / 234 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 30/01/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Investigates the circumstances behind the shooting down of one of the most famous Allied fighter pilots of the Second World War.
9781911096481

Flight of the Dragon

A Taiwanese U-2 Pilot's Long Journey to Freedom Author: Bromley, Linda Rios Code: 47370 Price: AU $33.90 Format: Undefined Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 28/01/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
When Chang-di 'Robin' Yeh departed on his scheduled recon flight on 1 November 1963, his life was full of promise. In an instant, the experienced pilot transitioned from a free man to a prisoner held on spy charges by mainland China. Promised early on he would be returned to Taiwan, the weeks and months passed without change. Denounced by the ......
9781473881693

Aces, Airmen and the Biggin Hill Wing

A Collective Memoir 1941 - 1942 Author: Tan, Jon Code: 47226 Price: AU $50.00 Format: Hardback / 250 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 02/11/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Offers a fascinating snap-shot of daily life at RAF Biggin Hill during one of the most dynamic periods of its history.
9781476774855

Lucky 666

The Impossible Mission Author: Drury, Bob Code: 47208 Price: AU $45.00 Format: Undefined Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date: 01/11/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
From the authors of the New York Times bestselling The Heart of Everything That Is and Halsey s Typhoon comes the dramatic, untold story of a daredevil bomber pilot and his misfit crew who fly their lone B-17 into the teeth of the Japanese Empire in 1943, engage in the longest dogfight in history, and change the momentum of ......
9780316339407

Indestructible

One Man's Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII Author: Bruning, John R. Code: 47266 Price: AU $44.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: HACHETTE Published date: 27/10/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
A remarkable, untold WWII story: INDESTRUCTIBLE is an against-all-odds tale of a renegade pilot consumed by his personal mission to rescue his family in time of war--and who happened to change its very course along the way.
9781612003863

Recollections of an Airman

Author: Strange, Louis Arbon Code: 47405 Price: AU $47.06 Format: Hardback / 244 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 13/10/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Here is an authentic memoir of a remarkably wide range of Western Front experience from the very beginning of the Great War until the end. Strange was 23 years old when he learned to fly, and was at the Central Flying School when war broke out. He hurriedly packed his kit and reported to Royal Flying Corps headquarters, to join No. 5 Squadron. He ......
9781473878020

Shot Down

The Secret Diary of One Pow's Long March to Freedom Author: Kerr, Alex Code: 47236 Price: AU $39.98 Format: Hardback / 199 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 12/10/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Offers a fascinating insight into life behind enemy lines. Alex kept a secret diary throughout the entire four-year span of his imprisonment as a Prisoner of War: as such, every aspect of life in a wartime prison is relayed, from the everyday to the truly extraordinary.
9780316464307

Indestructible (Large type)

One Man's Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII Author: Bruning, John R Code: 47267 Price: AU $47.14 Format: Hardback / 745 pages Publisher: HACHETTE Published date: 11/10/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
In this remarkable WWII story by New York Times bestselling author John R. Bruning, a renegade American pilot fights against all odds to rescue his family--imprisoned by the Japanese--and revolutionizes modern warfare along the way. From the knife fights and smuggling runs of his youth to his fiery days as a pioneering naval aviator, ......
9780997285628

Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! Volume II

Author: Hall, Jerry Code: 46146 Price: AU $25.84 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 07/10/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Jerry Halls spiral into the Vortex continues with Volume II of Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! As a Forward Air Controller (FAC) in the Viet Nam War, Jerrys journey takes him from innocence and a profound sense of pride in wearing his uniform to the depths of despair, self-loathing, and grief. In Volume II, Jerry tells the story of his rapid ......

9781473882508

Night Hunter's Prey

The Lives and Deaths of an RAF Gunner and a Luftwaffe Pilot Author: Gordon, Iain Code: 47197 Price: AU $50.00 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 04/10/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Studies the short lives and parallel military flying careers of two combatants giving and interesting comparisons of serving in the RAF and Luftwaffe.
9780062564320

Sully: My Search for What Really Matters

Author: Sullenberger, Captain Chesley B, III Code: 46111 Price: AU $14.95 Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 30/08/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks—the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger—the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. On January 15, ......

9781935186809

God Has Always Been My Co-Pilot

Author: Wells, MR James (Ars-USDA) Code: 46345 Price: AU $23.49 Format: Paperback / 164 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 02/08/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Jim Wells, a poor, God loving, Alabama farm boy dreamed of being a pilot. He rose successfully from transmission repair technician, to business owner, to instrument rated commercial pilot with more than 10,000 hours as a charter and air ambulance pilot doing things in airplanes that no one had ever done before. His memoir chronicles his ......
9781910690239

Oswald Boelcke

Germany's First Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat Author: Head, R. G. Code: 40516 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: GRUB Published date: 29/07/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Oswald Boelcke was Germany's first ace in World War One with a total of forty victories. His character, inspirational leadership, organisational genius, development of air-to-air tactics and impact on aerial doctrine are all reasons why Boelcke remains an important figure in the history of air warfare.
9781515908296

Boyd (CD Audio)

The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War Author: Coram, Robert Code: 40179 Price: AU $59.70 Format: Audio / 1183 mins Publisher: TANTOR MEDIA, INC Published date: 26/07/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Robert Coram finally brings to light the remarkable story of John Boyd, a man who polarized all who knew him, but who left a legacy that will influence the military-and all of America-for decades to come.
9781515958291

Boyd (CD MP3 Audiobook)

The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War Author: Coram, Robert Code: 40181 Price: AU $39.27 Format: Audio / 1183 mins Publisher: TANTOR MEDIA, INC Published date: 26/07/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Robert Coram finally brings to light the remarkable story of John Boyd, a man who polarized all who knew him, but who left a legacy that will influence the military-and all of America-for decades to come.
9780692744826

Remarkable Career of Jack Reeder

Author: Chambers, Mark Code: 46127 Price: AU $25.13 Format: Paperback / 254 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 15/07/2016 Availability: Sold Out
NACA/NASA Langley's John P. "Jack" Reeder, one of America's first engineering test pilots, test flew 235 types of aircraft/rotorcraft over a 42-year career. He was also the agency's first true helicopter pilot. His test piloting tally remains unsurpassed by no one in the world. Even more remarkable, Reeder remained humble despite his impressive ......
9780062375124

Hunter Killers

The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Author: Hampton, Dan Code: 39822 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: WILLIAM MORROW Published date: 14/07/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
At the height of the Cold War, America's most elite aviators bravely volunteered for a covert program aimed at eliminating an impossible new threat. Half never returned. All became legends. From New York Times bestselling author Dan Hampton comes one of the most extraordinary untold stories of aviation history. Vietnam, 1965: On July 24 a USAF ......
9781522696612

Kimberly's Flight (CD Audio MP3)

The Story of Captain Kimberly Hampton, America's First Woman Combat Pilo Author: Hampton, Ann Code: 40193 Price: AU $15.70 Format: CD-Audio / 420 mins Publisher: THE LYONS PRESS Published date: 12/07/2016 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
U.S. Army Captain Kimberly N. Hampton was living her dream: flying armed helicopters in combat and commanding D Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry, the armed reconnaissance aviation squadron of the 82nd Airborne Division. An all-American girl from a small southern mill town, Kimberly was a top scholar, student body president, ROTC battalion ......
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